College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
17-1
SOS Leader
Texas Southern
3-15
SOR Leader
Villanova
17-1
NCAAM RPI Leader
Duke
16-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East17-111712
2PurduePURBig Ten18-2228310
3VirginiaUVAACC17-134924
4DukeDUKEACC16-241641
5Michigan StateMSUBig Ten16-35781635
6CincinnatiCINAmerican16-261251426
7KansasKUBig 1215-371487
8GonzagaGONZWCC16-48922957
9North CarolinaUNCACC15-49253
10Texas TechTTUBig 1215-310421116
11Wichita StateWICHAmerican15-311882227
12West VirginiaWVUBig 1215-31225918
13XavierXAVBig East17-3132175
14CreightonCREIBig East15-414472123
15Saint Mary'sSMCWCC18-2152933246
16ClemsonCLEMACC15-31640136
17Ohio StateOSUBig Ten16-417151219
18TCUTCUBig 1214-418301917
19TennesseeTENNSEC12-51931714
20ArizonaARIZPac-1215-420582620
21NevadaNEVMW17-3211572821
22Notre DameNDACC13-622656054
23MiamiMIAACC13-423573422
24FloridaFLASEC13-52492533
25AuburnAUBSEC16-22591108

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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